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Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >> thank you. >> you've no doubt been following the maneuvers in washington over the country's finances. well, they're headg now toward a showdown. unless someone blinks, the collision of irresistible forces with immovable objects will be felt around the world. president obama says he won't budge when it cos to ending the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. and as rumors mount that some reblicans may be willing to give grod on taxes, conservatives in the party are shouting, "remember the alamo!" and demanding their leaders in congress yield not an inch. dozens of conservative activists, outraged at the prospect of compromise, have sent an open letter to publicans in the house and senate "to stand firm and not surrender your conservative inciples." their hero, of course, is this man, known around town simply as grover. no, not the muppet, but chief enforcer of the notorious norquist pledge against taxes. republican candidates for office must sign or risk defeat by right-wiandidas in primaries where a turnout of die-hard partisans can decide the outcome. among republic politicians, fear of gro
Dec 16, 2012 6:30pm PST
keeps coming to mind as i try to follow the melodrama in washington that has us heading for a cliff. a fiscal cliff. but are we? or is this, another myth in the making? for some insight, we turn to two seasoned observers both of whose books you'll want to as santa to leave in your stocking. bruce bartlett was an economic adviser to the supply-side icon jack kemp, and to two presidents -- ronald reagan and the first george bush. he got into hot water with his conservative cohorts when he wrote a widely quoted book critical of the second president bush. his most recent work is "the benefit and the burden: tax reform-why we need it and what it will take." yves smith is the founder and editor of the popular blog naked capitalism. after 25 years in the financial services industry, she now heads the management consulting firm aurora advisors. she's the author of this book: "econned: how unenlightened self interest undermined democracy and corrupted capitalism." welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> is the fiscal cliff just a metaphor? or is it for real? >> well, the cliff is
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
of decision. >> there's a scene early on in the movie, lincoln is riding through the streets of washington in his carriage with secretary of state seward, his chief advisor and enforcer. and seward is apparently trying to convince him that this is not the time to push the amendment. >> we'll win the war, sir. it's inevitable isn't it? >> well, it ain't won yet. >> you'll begin your second term a semi-divine stature. imagine the possibilities peace will bring. why tarnish your invaluable luster with a battle in the house? it's a rat's nest in there, the same gang of talentless hicks and hacks who rejected the amendment ten months ago, we'll lose. >> i like our chances now. >> i like our chances now, lincoln's actual words or tony kushner's dramatic license? >> you know, i can't remember with that line. >> you don't know where you start and lincoln stops? >> there are a few places that i know are me and a few places that i know are him. i didn't write the second inaugural address, i wish i had. i can't remember that. it's definitely in the spirit. >> you say you chose to focus on this fight
Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
from state capitals than from washington, d.c. so they started putting their money in places like raleigh, north carolina, nashville, tennessee, phoenix, arizona, and madison, wisconsin. that's because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water, even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions, and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
in washington, on capitol hill, who say, "we got the message. and we're going to change." what if they pivot? >> well, but wouldn't it be nice to have a real conservative party in this country for once? i mean, i'm not against having a conservative party. what we have right now, the sort of weird way the republican party has come together as a shelter for a lot of messed up and toxic paradigms. that doesn't feel like a real honest conservative party. it would be nice to have one. you know? it's, like, i'm not looking for the end of any one party. it's like i don't think conservatives are evil. i don't sound like none of these cats who think all liberals are terrible or evil. i don't believe that at all. i think that a conservative party, a real healthy conservative party would understand that there's nothing wrong with someone being liberal. like, we're not lining them up to shoot them. the same way i think anyone who's progressive doesn't think there's anything wrong with conservatives. it would be nice if we had a conservative party that was rational, that was humane, that didn't sort of p
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
in the united states. but when decisions are being made in either caucus in washington, it helps to have folks who have a perspective that relates to the latino community. but for a politician, whether he or she is a republican or democrat, i think part of the new politics of america hopefully is that people are not necessarily always so easily categorized that you can't be for free trade but also, you know, support the idea that there should be some base level kind of protections for employees in places; that you can't be catholic and be pro-choice. you know, we have done a very good job in the united states of trying to use heuristics or to categorize people, and i think what you see in some circles now is people saying, "look," you know, "we live in a world that is more complex than it ever has been, so why would you expect everything to just be black and white in terms of the people that serve you in public office?" that's an unreasonable expectation. >> hinojosa: there's a lot of talk right now within the latino community around whether or not there is a lack of latino leadership. a very
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